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POPE FRANCIS – MONTH OF MAY IN 30 SHRINES • On Saturday, 1 May, Pope Francis presided over the praying of the Rosary during the inauguration of the prayer marathon for the end of the pandemic, that will continue every day throughout May in various Marian shrines around the world, in a “rosary without borders,” as Alessandro De Carolis, from Vatican Media described. — “From ‘W’ for Walsingham to ‘P’ for Pompeii. This is the alphabet of the Rosary, the alpha and omega of the worldwide Marian marathon, that beganRead More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • On 24 April, Pope Francis authorized the promulgation of the decree by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, which recognizes the heroic virtues of Servant of God Enrique Ernesto Shaw, a Catholic lay person, businessman and family man. Shaw was born on 26 February 2021 in Paris (France) and died in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 27 August 1962. He is probably the first business person on the path to beatification. — Enrique Shaw, born on 26 February 1921, lost his mother when he was stillRead More
ARGENTINA, Ramón Sandoval • On Sunday, May 2nd, 2021, on the 19th anniversary of the first dawn in Argentina, we prayed for the first time in the future Tierra de Maria (Marys’ Land) Shrine, in the city of Corrientes. — The Madrugadores in this city in the northeast of Argentina have been meeting for 5 years, every other Sunday at 8:00 a.m. to pray the Holy Rosary. It is a community of about 50 men, of whom 15 to 20 meet to pray regularly, the rest are “swallows”, as weRead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • With the new measures to deal with the increase in cases of COVID, the celebration of Masses in churches and shrines can only be held outdoors. In the Confidentia Shrine, there is no outdoors space. What can we do? Suspend all the Masses in person again? No way! Let’s go celebrate at the wayside shrine in the plaza! — Some shrines and churches have large atriums (such as the shrines of Belgrano, San Isidro or Villa Ballester) or have the courtyards of nearby schools to have,Read More
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • In a short and nice video, a group of children guide us on a virtual pilgrimage to the Schoenstatt Shrine in Quito, Ecuador. — “It is a visit to the Schoenstatt City Shrine. We are invited to pray the Angelus and the rosary with the Catholic children in the month of Mary”, reads the announcement on José Ronda’s YouTube channel. Accompanied by the song “Together with you, Mary”, a small group of children, carrying a Pilgrim MTA for children and a candle, run to the Shrine,Read More